Learning to be authentic to myself is something that I have been working on more this year. In one the personal develoment coaching programs that I am in, we did an exercise where we identified patterns that we have experienced in our life that no longer serve us.
In several areas of my life, I noticed that despite my desires for more, I continue to get stuck. I make the same decisions, that lead to similar outcomes. BUT I know in my heart that I want more – I want to be closer aligned with my vision – closer aligned with my authentic self.
Speaking up and remaining authentic to my vision is like exercising a muscle though. For me, this means that I listen to my heart and my gut. When it feels good, I work to lean more into it. When it doesn’t feel good, I try my best to walk away.